Jackson Whipps Showalter vs. Max Judd Match
December 1891 - January 1892
7 Wins


            1 2 3 4 5 6  7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
Showalter    0 0 1  0 [+3-0=1] 0 1 1 1  +7-4=3
Judd         1 1 0  1 [+0-3=1] 1 0 0 0  +4-7=3


  • Not much information on this match, apart that it was played, and that the New York Times of, January 7, 1892, describes it as a Championship match. A little (micro)-fiching trip to the Library turned up this:

    NEW YORK TIMES
    Thursday January 7, 1892, Page 1
    CHESS PLAYER JUDD ILL
    St. Louis, Jan 6. - Judd, the chess player, is
    so ill that the championship match here is at a
    standstill. He has, however, agreed to play
    the twenty-fourth game next Monday, or forfeit
    the match to Showalter. The latter has a match
    on for $500 with Lipscutz, in New-York, which
    is expected to be played next week.

    "Twenty-fourth game" is, apparently, a misprint, and should read "fourteenth game".

  • It's not quite clear, but the rules of this match seem to have been Showalter's favorite First to win 7 games, with an extension to 10 wins in the event of a 6-6 tie.

  • Other newspaper reports still pending confirmation:

  • Other reports:


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